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12 Days Blog Hop: Sugar Scrub Tutorial and FREE Printable Tag

30 November 2010 115,158 views 61 Comments

Who says you have to spend a lot of money to give a great gift?! I certainly don’t buy into that myth!! In fact, many of the most welcomed and meaningful gifts I have given to others have been handmade by me! And, although I’d like to devote a lot of time to each individual gift, I only have so many hours in the day, and I have a HUGE family. Spending hours and hours on making gifts is just not realistic.

However, this gift is quick, easy, FRUGAL, classy and luxurious! Anyone can make it – even non-crafty types!

Today, we are going to make a batch of sugar scrub for the ladies in your life.


What you will need:

  • 1 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • One or two drops of an essential oil like peppermint, orange, lavender, etc.
  • The oil from a vitamin E capsule (optional)
  • A mixing bowl, measuring cup, and spoon
  • A small, decorative jar with a lid

In a mixing bowl, combine the vegetable oil and sugar.  Add a drop or two of essential oil, and mix well.  Stir in the oil from the vitamin E capsule, if desired.  Fill small jars with the sugar scrub, and tighten lid.

My cost: 1 large bottle of Vegetable Oil cost me 25¢ after coupons, and I used about 2¢ of it.  Sugar cost me $2.09 after coupons, and I used about 25¢ of it.  I asked my Facebook friends if they had any essential oils that I could use, and a couple of them offered theirs, so it was FREE for me.  I opted not to add the vitamin E capsule, and I decided to package my scrub in used baby food jars that I picked up at a garage sale for free last summer.  I painted the lids with black spray paint that I already had.  SO, this batch of sugar scrub, which I divided into 2 jars cost me 52¢, or just 26$ per gift.

{Little tip – stock up on all of your baking items this time of year!!  Even if you are not an extreme couponer, like me, you will still save a lot of money!}

To make it pretty, I simply printed out this FREE printable gift tag set and tied it on with a little ribbon!

Click on the image to download your free printable gift tag designed using my Ornament Cuts template set and digital designs by Pamela Donnis.

You can purchase this printable Canister Box to hold your luxurious sugar scrub gift!  Include a spoon that you picked up from Goodwill for 29¢ and you’re all set!

Looking for more frugal gift ideas?

Merry Christmas to you, and come back tomorrow to grab the next freebie in the 12 Days Blog Hop!

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